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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
CEMETERIES: St. John's in Rosemount
NEWS-WEATHER: 1869-Ice Gorge, 1868-Forty Below
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1867-Mississippi Ice Safe, 1869-Railroad Progress, 1896-Counterfeiters
PEOPLE: O. B. Tyrrell, Charles Bigelow, Lewis Smith, E. B. Cowles
MARRIAGE NEWS: Cowles-Cowles, Crosby-Sprague, McAfee-Conner, Strawsele-Baldwin
BIOS: Charles Livingston, J. B. Lambert, C. H. L. Lange, William Lee, Charles B. Lowell
OBITS: Willie Allison
BIOS: Daniel O'Brien, C. Otte, E. G. Otte, L. D. Robarge, F. A. Richards, Adam Sacks, Gottfried Schmidt, J. Schmidt, Rudolph Sever, Joseph Silk, Mrs. E. Sweeney, James Sweeney, John Rhodes, Albert Schaller, Peter Schmith, Frederick Schurch, Alex A. Scott, Peter Smith, Robert J. Smith, William P. Stanley, Joseph Stegner
CEMETERIES: Red Rose Cemetery
BIOS: A. E. Messenger, Henry Minea, Theobald Motz, J. N. Martin, S. Meeker, Jacob Mares, Charles Mather, John McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Michael McHugh, John McNiff, John C. Meloy, F. W. Meyer, James S. Mills, Barthel Miller, William Moorhouse, Paul Perrault, Benjamin Pringle, Henry H. Pringle
OBITS: Thomas Callaghan, George Washington Daniels, George Egbert, Frank Freeman, John Johnson, Anna Kramer, Frank H. Lewis, William B. Reed, John Williams, Bertha Jahnke, John Kleis, William Gates Le Duc, Leslie Lovejoy, Walter Raleigh, J. J. Reding, C. A. Thorne, Charles West, Mabel Wetterlin
CEMETERIES: Solar Cemetery
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